Transit Job Requirement Drives Applicants Away
Oct 16, 2018

Public transportation allows people to get around without cars. It seems counterintuitive, then, that many transit agencies require job applicants to have a valid driver’s license even when driving isn’t expected as part of their duties. Read More

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Why Bus Stops Matter

As TransitCenter’s latest report, “From Sorry to Superb: Everything You Need to Know About Better Bus Stops” chronicles, nearly half of all public transit rides in the US begin at a bus stop. Yet our bus stops are woefully underfunded.

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Boston Seeks Transit Team and Other Street Fighters

Streets and policy priorities are changing in Boston. To accelerate the transformation, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is advertising 20 new positions. The expanded staff will allow the city to implement more bus lanes, additional street safety projects and a better bike network more quickly. Mayor Marty Walsh announced the move last spring. Now the […]

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Want to Improve Transit? Hire (and Promote!) More Women

Fifty-five percent of US transit riders are women. But women make up just thirty-nine percent of the transit workforce. Of the nations twenty top agencies, just three CEO’s are women. Why is it so hard for women to rise to the top?

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Bunching is for Bananas, Not Buses: Dispatches from Austin

This week, we’re in Austin working with Capital Metro to test a new bus dispatching method in hopes of reducing bunching and improving reliability along the MetroRapid lines.

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Turning Parking Lots Into Affordable Housing is a Win-Win for Transit Agencies

America is drowning in parking. Fortunately, a growing number of transit agencies are developing strategies to repurpose underutilized lots near their stations into affordable homes.

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Does Your Transit System Offer Transportation School?

We always talk about people getting to work on transit. But what about getting people to work on transit?

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Your Bus Is On Time. What Does That Even Mean?

We were curious: if we held all transit agencies to the same “On Time Performance” metric, how would they stack up against each other?  

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Looking Under the Hood at Conflict of Interest at the MTA

TransitCenter has partnered with Reinvent Albany to look into governance problems at New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

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